P&C Automation and our partners have over 30 years experience designing & supplying turnkey packhouse solutions, from infeed through to palletising.

The benefits of P&C Automation’s melon solutions are:

Adaptable to any packhouse layout & space requirements, with the ability to custom design to meet any clients requirements.

Decreased labor requirements & increased production throughput, minimizing fruit loss/incorrect grading.

State of the art weight, size, colour & external defect sorting offering the best outcome for your grading needs.

Suited for many melon varieties – watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe and various others.


Infeed & Treatment

Sorting & Grading


Carton Handing & Palletising

Infeed & Treatment

See below our range of infeed equipment to suit all your Melon packhouse requirements, all equipment can be customised to meet your specification.

Bin Tipping

Ranging from single bin capacity through to 80 bins per hour continuous tipping, our range offers gentle handing of produce by tipping via a fully automated process. Product is transferred to the next stage by water flumes.

Transfer Conveyors/De-Water

Offering de-water & transfer conveyor units allows for gentle handling of product to feed into the main infeed line. These units come in a range of option depending on client requirements.

Brush/Washing Units

Our wash units allow for removal of contaminates on the skin of the produce, such as spray residue, dust & pests before packing, these units use top and bottom brush design to cover the whole surface of the the produce.

Drying Tunnels

Both ambient temp or Gas/Diesel heated, our drying tunnels are designed to be economical to run while still delivering correct drying temperatures for your produce.

Manual Inspection Conveyor

Manual inspection conveyors are utilised when waste & downgrade produce is required to be disposed of prior entering the remaining infeed line. These units can be customised with waste & downgrade chutes/conveyors as required by the client.


Offering a customsiable weight sorting system allows us to deliver fit for purpose equipment suited to your produce. Offering these customised solutions allows us to help increase your packhouse throughput.


Our precise weighing capabilities allows for continuous accuracy in produce sizing, preventing incorrect box weights caused by under/over sized produce in the incorrect packing outlets.


With a wide range of packing options we can supply equipment to meet any requirement, from carton filling to bin filling.

Bin Filling

Our ergonomic design allows for a practical solution for manual bin filling stations. This design allows for packing staff to efficiently pack bins in a easy manner with minimal chance of manual handling injuries. Paired with options for automatic empty & full bin transfer systems allows for minimal forklift traffic around packing areas.

Packing Tables/Tray Fillers

Manual packing tables are designed to offer an ergonomic work station for packing staff while increasing productivity. Offering empty & full carton/tray conveyors, waste conveyors and many other options allows for an all in one manual packing system.

Tray & Carton Erecting

Suited to a wide range of trays & cartons our erecting units are high speed and built for efficiency. Able to handle single stage, dual stage, glued & glue-less trays & cartons.

Carton Handling & Palletising

From automated robotic palletising to carton/tray conveyors. We can handle the transportation of cartons/trays around your facility, including pallet strapping/wrapping.

Carton & Tray Handling Systems

Our fully integrated carton & tray handling systems are custom designed to provide the most efficient transport means for all cartons & trays within your packhouse. This includes tracking systems to distribute cartons & trays to manual & robotic palletising systems.

Robotic & Layer Palletising Systems

We offer both layer & robotic palletising for cartons & trays. These systems reduce labor requirements & prevents manual handling injuries. Our systems can adapt to many stacking patterns, will suit multiple pallet types, and has options for slip sheeting.

Pallet Strapping & Wrapping

Automated pallet strapping or wrapping eliminates the need for space and time for manual labour to complete these tasks. These automated systems can automatically adapt to different pallet heights & types, saving time & increasing throughput.

Bin Handling

Offering fully automated on-demand bin systems allows us to deliver a fully integrated system preventing the need for any fork-lift traffic in the vicinity of packing staff. These system deliver correct size empty bins on-demand to the correct packing stations, as well transferring full bins away to a central fork-lift collection point. These systems can be used with a range of bin type, Nally-bins, Hat-bins etc.

Bin Stacking & De-Stacking

Our range of bin stacking & de-stacking units can be integrated into our bin handling systems. This can decease the need to manually break down stacks of empty bins to feed packing stations & stack full bins. These units can handle several different bin heights by a quick change of setting via the control panel.

Equipment Installation

From small upgrades to full turnkey project installations, we offer a full start to finish installation service. Our many years of mechanical & electrical installation knowledge allows us to carry out any size installation seamlessly.

Mechanical Installation

All equipment is installed by a team of highly skilled mechanical fitters. All work is carried out to the highest standard to comply with all Health & Safety requirements.

Electrical Installation

Our equipment is electrically installed by our qualified electricians. All works are carried out to the Australian regulations & comply with Health & Safety requirements.

Client Training

We offer a personalised client training system for all equipment. This includes 1 on 1 and group training sessions on the operations, upkeep & maintenance of equipment for both mechanical & electrical systems.

Service & Support

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our services & support team is there when you need us. Being based in Australia means we are there when & where our clients needs us. Offering technical, electrical & mechanical support & service around the clock.

24-Hour Helpdesk

To ensure your packhouse runs at optimal operation, we offer phone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, this allows us to solve any equipment issues as soon as possible.

On-Site Support

Sometimes breakdowns needs our specially trained team to be onsite to solve, having our team based locally within Australia means we can be in any location in the country within 1 day, allowing minimal downtime in production.

Remote Access Technical Support

Most of our equipment comes standard with capabilities for our technical team to login remotely to troubleshoot technical issues. This also allows our technicians to run troubleshooting tests with the help of the clients machine operators on-site. The online fault finding has been proven to be the most effective means of quickly resolving issues.